Just when you thought summer was here the British weather does what it does best and brings us plenty of rain and dull cloudy days. However, lack of sunshine didn’t dampen the diamond jubilee celebrations which was great to see. As usual, I’ve been keeping a keen eye on new product drops and just in time for Father's Day (hint), here's the coolest drops for June 2022. Enjoy!
The new Promaster Dive, much like the 2006 edition, echoes the orca whale’s black and white livery in its bezel and dial design. Housed in an ergonomic, 46mm stainless steel case whose gentle curves mimic those of the orca’s body, it features a redesigned, unidirectional stainless steel and aluminium bezel whose outer coin edge provides ample purchase for gloved hands, and whose profile sits well above the watch to protect the convex mineral crystal from scratches. A luminous pip at 12 o’clock ensures easy registering of elapsed time while underwater, while a screw-down crown and case back provide 200m of ISO-compliant water resistance.
This new collection for men, women and kids includes classic ellesse sports and streetwear styles from sweatshirts to joggers, to oversized t-shirts and track tops, as well as trainers, sliders, and accessories in a pastel and muted tone colour palette. The range is a nod to ellesse’s heritage on the court, featuring tennis-inspired graphics of Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Tasmanian Devil, Lola Bunny, Sylvester The Cat, Daffy Duck and Road Runner. The campaign is also an homage to the Looney Tunes iconic Americana legacy. The 1990s High School inspired imagery is a celebration of a decade defined by popular culture.
Boardies has teamed up with Liberty to create a limited-edition collection of swim shorts combining Liberty’s rich archive of vibrant prints and Boardies' world class quality. These unique designs are made from Repreve recycled plastic water bottles, sustainable materials, and packaging. Each pair comes with a matching Liberty x Boardies bag. Available in matching Fathers and Kids short sizes. The collection contains four hand drawn graphics: Studio Bohemia, Charleston Posy, Curious Land and Liberty Dazzle. Studio Bohemia features a kaleidoscopic abstract painted print with rich vibrant colours. It’s inspired by a variety of Liberty’s archival 1970s motifs, featuring bold geometrics alongside Art Nouveau-style florals, intricate ikat shapes and detailed paisley prints.
In celebration of Pride, essentials brand Bombas have launched a special Pride collection which highlights the authenticity and individuality within the LGBTQ+ community, whilst helping those in need. Staying true to the brands mission, for every item purchased (and for every item you receive), Bombas will be donating an item to organisations supporting those in need within the LGBTQ+ community, such as Stonewall, who are fighting for the freedom, equity and potential of LGBTQ+ people everywhere.
The cultural impact of New Balance’s legendary grey shade and the shoes that made it iconic, is celebrated every year, a day New Balance declared Grey Day in 2018. The celebration, which is recognised in every sneakerhead’s calendar, was again commemorated on Saturday 21st May 2022 with New Balance hailing its heritage by spotlighting three local community leaders across Liverpool, Manchester, and London, who empower people through sports or craftsmanship. This year’s Grey Day talent includes New Balance ambassador and rising football star Harvey Elliott, alongside his younger brother Harrison, musician siblings Roosevelt, aka [ K S R ] and his sister Roselle Sigsbert and sisters, DJs and workout leaders Zoe and Crissi Vassilakis aka Madam X.
Monkey 47 has launched a limited-edition collaboration with BAPE. This exclusive capsule collection of streetwear fashion and a striking new bottle design has been endorsed by the likes of Stephlon Don and M Huncho. The collection combines the best from urban clothing and gin art worlds, each of the collaboration’s five signature pieces come in BAPE iconic ABC camo design across three colourways: green, pink, and blue.
Online retailer Pants & Socks is the perfect place to grab your pants and socks. It allows pants and socks to be bought as gifts, one-offs, and on subscription. The subscription model is proving popular with customers ordering pants and socks on repeat every 1,2,3, 6, or 12 months. Each subscriber gets 20% off each order, the equivalent to every 5th pair of pants being free. For a stylish addition to your underwear range, the Nelson 87 classic fit boxers by Derek Rose feature a timeless all-over geometric, they will ensure uninterrupted luxurious comfort all day.
Mettle is the world’s first specialist, premium cricket apparel brand with a mission to continually set the benchmark for cricket performance wear. Disruptive by nature, it is designed to appeal to a new generation of sportspeople who need their clothing not only to perform excellently, but also to ensure they look and feel great. Mettle makes the world’s finest cricket apparel and accessories; redefining how cricket clothing looks, feels, and preforms. Deeply embedded in the sport, Mettle is dedicated to championing cricket in all its forms, inclusive of gender, race, and ability, from grass roots to the top tier of international competition. They do this through grassroots partnerships and engaging longform content.
The iconic Ben Sherman Harrington jacket – often imitated, never beaten. An instantly recognisable piece of Mod heritage, this 100% cotton men’s jacket features signature Ben Sherman house check lining, ribbed hem and cuffs, a two-button collar and two external pockets – all finished off with the iconic Ben Sherman signature embroidery to the chest. Wear the original – est. 1963.